West Ham United are lining up Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul, [football] direct news understands. A source close to Upton Park told FDN a cut-price offer is in the pipeline, as the Frenchman has little more than 12 months remaining on his contract at White Hart Lane. The 28-year-old endured a frustrating 2013-14 campaign in north London, making 20 appearances for Spurs and twice being sent off. After returning from long-term injury in the summer he struggled to nail down a regular first-team spot under head coach Andre Villas-Boas, who was sacked in December, and was in and out of the side when Tim Sherwood took charge. Sherwood has also been given his marching orders and chairman Daniel Levy is yet to appoint a successor, leaving Kaboul and his team-mates facing an anxious wait to see if they figure in the new man’s plans. The Hammers insider revealed Kaboul’s physical and no-nonsense approach to defending at the heart of the backline has impressed club spies.